Monthly Archives: July 2005

Another personality test

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Because you were dying to know…

Your Linguistic Profile:

65% General American English
20% Yankee
15% Dixie
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern
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Jar-jar says I’m pretty Jedi for a white guy…

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how jedi are you?
:: by lawrie malen

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Nerd Level

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I am nerdier than 65% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

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Classic Rock from Bubba

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Classic Rock from Bubba: “Here’s what Bubba’s listening to now on Rhapsody:

1. Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) – Styx

2. Rock & Roll Band – Boston

3. Turn To Stone – Electric Light Orchestra

4. Ramblin Man – Allman Brothers Band

5. Twentieth Century Fox – .38 Special

6. What’s Your Name – Lynyrd Skynyrd

7. She Talks To Angels – The Black Crowes

8. Runnin’ With The Devil – Van Halen

9. Summer Song – Joe Satriani

10. Kickstart My Heart – Motley Crue

11. Cat Scratch Fever – Ted Nugent

12. 18 And Life – Skid Row

13. Colorful – The Verve Pipe

14. Stage – Live”

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Bike riding update

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For those of you wondering how I’m doing with the bike, I’m still keeping at it. Just got done with today’s ride, and here’s how far I’ve gone each day I’ve done it:

July 4, 2005 – 3.25 miles
July 6, 2005 – 2.63 miles
July 12, 2005 – 2.63 miles
July 15, 2005 – 2.84 miles
July 16, 2005 – 3.84 miles

For those of you REALLY keeping track, that’s 15.19 miles in two weeks. Not bad for a fat old guy on a bike…and it would’ve been more, but I’ll blame that on my company. Having Jodi here was wonderful, and I didn’t want to spend any more time away from her than necessary. Since I feel that way about her, she now has the title of girlfriend. Which is probably fitting, since several months ago her daughter reprogrammed Jodi’s cellphone to say “Boyfriend” when I called. *sigh* Aren’t kids wonderful?

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Where have I been?

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I really like this…I’ve been to 28 states as of today, and now I can see where I’ve been!

create your own visited states map

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Personal Update

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything of meaning, so here I go.

First of all, thank God for the 4th of July weekend. People, you have NO IDEA how badly I need this. But it’s actually been a productive weekend. Got the house cleaned up for my visitor coming this week (Jodi!) so she doesn’t think I’m a total slob. I mean, I know that’s what she’s going to think anyway, but I thought I should at least put in some effort to sway that opinion.

I also bought a bike. No, not a Harley, or anything else that will cause neighbors to be disturbed. A mountain bike. Nothing extravagant, just a used bike that still set me back almost $200. I think the folks at the bike shop were just a BIT too enthused about their sport, though. As I’ve got an uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach knowing I just dropped $200 on something that doesn’t even have a motor, they’re showing me bikes that run $2,500 and saying “oh, someday you just HAVE to make the investment. It’s SO worth it.” I then asked them what the difference was between my little putt-putt I just bought and the bike that requires a down-payment on a house to buy, they told me the only difference was “comfort. Better suspension.” I’m thinking, ‘dude, you’re going up the mountain. IT’S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE COMFORTABLE!!!‘ But hey. What do I know…I’m just a fat guy that’s on a bike for the first time in 20 years. However, these seemed like the people that knew what they were doing. SOOOOOO….if you’re in the East Valley, and need a bike, go to Cactus Bike. Tell them the old, fat guy sent you.

Even though I was out at a friend’s house until 11:00 last night, I still managed to get up at 6:00 for my first (of what I hope to be many) bike rides. I’m sitting here sore and tired, but I did 3.25 miles. I hope that’s not bad for a first time in 20 years ride. I found a neat little trail that runs a little south of my house, and found that I can ride without too much molestation from traffic. In fact, the only real interruption from my ride were three people out with their dogs. And if you know me, you’ll know that you can interrupt me anytime, anyplace with dogs. You just HAVE to love an animal as loyal as a dog, folks.

Later today I get to see the Diamondbacks take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Bank One Ballpark. What a way to wrap up the weekend. The week will be even shorter, though, because Jodi is coming to visit on Wednesday night. We really clicked the first time we met, and I’m sure we’ll have a blast this time as well.

Last but not least, there are actually a few people that read this blog (surprise of surprises!) that have asked if I’ve posted anything lately on Michael Jackson or the Phoenix Suns. Well, not yet, but here goes.

Michael Jackson? I don’t care what the jury says. If you are mentally deficient enough to let your 13 year old son spend the night with this nut job, and he molests your kid, YOU are the one that should be arrested. ‘Nuff said.

The Suns. What a sweet ride it was, and it ended way too soon if you were to ask any Suns fan. However, losing in the semifinals of a tournament to the tournament winner that defeats the previous NBA World Champion is no cause to hang your head in shame. Congrats to the Spurs who beat a Detroit Pistons team that showed a lot more guts and skill than most people gave them credit for. The only thing that I would have to add is that I can’t wait until next year, especially since the front office has made some great draft picks to make this team even better. Go Suns!

Well, like I said, I’m spent. Time to get some breakfast and get cleaning for my company. I do read comments. If you leave a comment, I will respond. Take care, and God bless.

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